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The Debut Cd By Terence Trent D'arby

Reviewing: Columbia Records Cd  |  Rating:
By nightwing on
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When this disc was released it was a huge hit and seemed to be the start of a strong career for the singer. Unfortunately, his follow-up discs failed to be as successful or satisfying. While the songs here are rooted in classic R&B, they all have a bit of a twist to their sound which makes this collection really original.

My favorite song here is Sign Your Name which is a great ballad that has a nice groove running throughout. Terence shows off his great voice in the mid-tempo and unlikely hit single Wishing Well. One of the best and most original songs here is Rain. The song has a great and exciting sense of urgency to it as Terence

For me, the album closes on a low point. I found the song As Yet Untitled to be fairly boring. His cover of Smokey Robinson's Who's Lovin' You closes out the disc and doesn't really work for me. The song is iconic and his rendition is just a little too pedestrian for a disc full of such original-sounding music.

While everything here doesn't work for me, this is still a great collection.